HAITI / GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING

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Adolescent women in Haiti are finding inspiration and jobs through a project that trains them in fields previously allotted only to men.  The women now have incomes, and the skills needed to help their tiny nation, still suffering the effects of the 2010 earthquake. WORLD BANK

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STORY: HAITI / GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING
TRT: 02:10
SOURCE: WORLD BANK
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: CREOLE /NATS
DATELINE: JULY 2014, HAITI

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1. Tilt up, Magdala Maxi
2. Wide shot, bus
3. Med shot, Magdala under the bus, fixing the bus
4. Close up, Magdala working
5. Med shot, Magdala and other woman mechanic
6. SOUNDBITE (Creole) Magdala Maxi, Dignite Transport Scolaire:
“After the earthquake I could no longer continue my education because my school was destroyed. I told myself that I needed to study something else, such as mechanics.”
7. Wide shot, women working
8. Med shot, woman dumping wheelbarrow
9. Med shot, woman hammering
10. Med shot, woman hammering
11. Med shot, women working
12. Close up, woman carpenter
13. Med shot, women shoveling
14. Med shot, women hammering brick wall
15. Wide shot, women construction workers
16. Close up, window repair
17. Med shot, woman sawing wood
18. Med shot, woman chiseling
19. Med shot, garment worker with clothes
20. Close up, folding clothes
21. Wide shot, garment factory
22. Med shot, garment workers at sewing machines
23. SOUNDBITE (Creole) Woodlynne Charles, Production supervisor trainee:
“There are problems during production, but I’m here to verify that the work is done properly. When I find problems, then I try to find solutions.”
24. Close up, sewing machine
25. Med shot, garment worker folding clothes
26. Wide shot, garment workers folding clothes
27. SOUNDBITE (Creole) Magdala Maxi, Dignite Transport Scolaire:
“People say women can’t do everything and we can’t learn mechanics. and I say there is nothing women cannot learn.”
28. Med shot, Magdala repairing bus
29. Med shot, women mechanics

STORYLINE:

Adolescent women in Haiti are finding inspiration and jobs through a project that trains them in fields previously allotted only to men. The women now have incomes, and the skills needed to help their tiny nation, still suffering the effects of the 2010 earthquake.

Twenty three-year-old Magdala Maxi is fixing buses at a transport company in Port-au-Prince.

It’s an unusual sight. She’s among the first female mechanics in Haiti.

SOUNDBITE (Creole) Magdala Maxi, Dignite Transport Scolaire:
“After the earthquake I could no longer continue my education because my school was destroyed. I told myself that I needed to study something else, such as mechanics.”

Magdala’s dream was turned into a reality through a program called the adolescent girls initiative. The world bank-supported program aims at securing vocational jobs for young women in Haiti, which is still struggling from the 2010 earthquake.

Under the project, impoverished young women are learning the non-traditional skills that will earn them a paycheck.

These are jobs usually reserved for men, such as plumbers – laying pipes in the center’s massive training facility.

Masons – heaving cinderblocks into place and keeping them straight.

And construction workers – repairing these windows with tools of the trade.

So far, the program has trained more than a thousand of Haiti’s low-income girls who weren’t able to complete secondary school.

Among them was 20-year old Woodlyne (wood-linn) Charles who received training through the program which led to an internship at this garment factory where she now works as a production supervisor - responsible for 46 workers

SOUNDBITE (Creole) Woodlynne Charles, Production supervisor trainee:
“There are problems during production, but I’m here to verify that the work is done properly. When I find problems, then I try to find solutions.”

The adolescent girls’ initiative changes not only economic prospects … but also the way Haiti’s young women think about themselves.

SOUNDBITE (Creole) Magdala Maxi, Dignite Transport Scolaire:
“People say women can’t do everything and we can’t learn mechanics. And I say there is nothing women cannot learn.”

Whatever men do professionally, says Magdala, women can do as well!
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